The Essential Oils - How-To Guide

The methods of use are what makes aromatherapy one of the most beautiful and indulgent of all the complementary therapies. There are so many ways to enjoy the captivating aromas of our pure essential oils. Here are a few of our favourites to get you started.

Essential oils are highly concentrated and must be diluted before use. They are not to be taken and nor should they be put directly onto the skin. The methods of use are many and varied. Below are the most commonly practiced applications in Aromatherapy

Vaporising

Diffusing pure essential oils is the safest and easiest way to gain their benefits.

Ultrasonic Diffusers disperse pure essential oil molecules into the air. When inhaled, the molecules are absorbed into the body and can have a profound effects on both physical and emotional states including calming the mind, promoting sleep, and uplifting the mind and body.

Ultrasonic Diffusers work on the vibration of water rather than heat, making it safe to use in any setting, even when sleeping.Simply fill your diffuser with water to the maximum fill line. Then add 6-9 drops of In Essence pure essential oil into the water and turn the diffuser on

Inhalation

Add 3 drops in total of your chosen essential oils to a bowl of hot steamy water. Place a towel over your head and inhale deeply for 10 minutes. The essential oil molecules are absorbed by via your respiratory system into your body

Direct Method

There are some specific cases where essential oils may be used directly on the skin. When a very small area of the skin is to be treated, the direct method can be applied. Add 1 drop of pure essential oil to the tip of a cotton bud. Apply directly to the small affected area. Choose 1 oil only.

Bathing

Bathing is the most beautiful and nurturing method of use in the practice of Aromatherapy. All the senses are engaged in this practice and the mind and body are totally relaxed as the pure essential oils enter the body.

Add 3 drops in total of chosen oils to one teaspoon of Sweet Almond Massage Base Oil and disperse into bath water. Agitate the surface of the bath and then immerse body and relax for 10 minutes. Remember not all oils are suitable for use in the bath. Avoid using herbaceous essential oils such as Lemongrass in the bath, they are very stimulating and may irritate the skin. Some Citrus essential oils such as Orange will also irritate the skin.

Hair Rinse

Choose three essential oils. Add 2 drops of each to a 100ml blending bottle filled with warm water. Shake well. Rinse through the hair, massaging the scalp to add shine and lustre to the hair. Do not rinse out. Dry and style as usual

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